Monday, November 30, 2009


spent the day in brooklyn today attempting to thrift but mostly just floating around. it was rainy & gross out but it was still fun. we mainly stayed in the brooklyn heights area and had dinner & cupcakes in bay ridge.

Found a couple interesting shops on Atlantic ave, including a high-end vintage store with beautiful pieces from designers like Dries Van Noten, Dolce & Gabanna, Christian Dior, and Miu Miu. I even successfully managed to drop a pair of vintage mustard colored Christian Louboutin heels two times! The unfriendly Cris Angel look-alike store clerk reeeeally was not into that joke. He, infact, was not into dealing with humans at all. Sorry dude!

we even went to the Fred Flare store in Greenpoint! I had never been there before so I was super excited to go. It's tiny, cozy and just as adorable as I expected it to be. I picked up a Williamsburg tote bag (not pictured. so cute though) & a ceramic portable coffee mug/container thing (pictured above)

i love brooklyn & new york city. I'm glad I got my NYC fix two times this past week even if both times were days with shitty weather. Now it's time to head back to Savannah for two weeks. One thing I'm excited about is to get back to the wet & humid environment even when it's chilly. It's never dry! I've become so sick and crusty without it. 

ps- at Fred Flare they were playing one of my favorite Eagles of Death Metal songs. Forgot how much i loved it. Listen-

Saturday, November 28, 2009

sorry PETA

oh excuse me..did I say that I had strictly a vintage purse & jewelry addiction? time to add vintage fur to that list. 

Earlier in the week, I purchased this great thick 1970's trench coat with a beautiful fur collar and lining. It's a bit tight but fits well enough to function like a human but in reality, it will be my coat to wear when I will be doing things like walking in a straight line or standing, never driving or using/moving my arms for a long period of time. It's made for a husky little boy so let's just say it's not curve/boob friendly. 

Today I was thrifting at a favorite NJ spot for jewelry (which, by the way, was very successful) when I spotted this beauty (pictured above). It's gorgeous, smooth, everything I dreamed of and I'm addicted. Where will I wear this? Probably nowhere. I feel like a cross between Lil Kim, a crazy woman who should have lipstick on her teeth and Margot Tennenbaum. Time will only tell. 

Friday, November 27, 2009


I think I'm one of those people who try and gain inspiration from everywhere. Of course my favorite way to achieve inspiration is by watching the people around me, or in movies, magazines, wherever. I suppose I'm a bit predictable with my 'style icons' but hey. Atleast I know what I like? I'll watch a movie, read an article or watch kids at my school or in my city walk around and instantly feel like I want to go make something or create a new necklace, outfit, etc. I love to see the girl with a half shaved head and sleeves wearing a cardigan and cute flats, or the girl wearing something simple like jeans and a tee shirt but with a great bag. I just love watching how people present themselves. 

Lately, I love to try and emulate the whole Annie Hall/female stars of Woody Allen movies. I don't think I try successfully but i always keep them in mind. How cozy and layered those New York 1970's/1980s women looked like Diane Keaton, Barbara Hershey, Meryl Streep, etc. They always looked put together, effortless and so smart. Always with something witty or great to say, completely neurotic, with somewhere cool to go, and somehow all falling for good ol' Woody when let's just face the most unrealistic part about them.  Just like how many French women are portrayed and even simple 90's icons like Winona Ryder. They had their quirks and put across a sexy vibe without plastic boobs falling out of a halter top or too tight 'career woman' outfit like many of the Hollywood films these days. Their look is easy to achieve and pretty classic. 

On Tuesday I'm heading back to Savannah after spending eight days in New Jersey for Thanksgiving. I'll be in GA for two weeks and then I'll head back to NJ, but within those two weeks, it will be pretty lonely. My school doesnt start up again until January 4th, so I will have to work and keep busy with whoever is still down there/myself. With that said, I'm 'launching' (how fancy, right? ha.) a new collection for Eighty 8

Tons of new necklaces, with a somewhat different look but still stickin' to the root idea, and I will be adding other items such as vintage purses and clutches that I have collected & have found along the way. Vintage purses are one of my addictions so I figure I will stock up on the best ones I find, fix them up & share them in the shop.

Stay tuned!

Friday, November 20, 2009

this was one of the best issues of Bust ever! i have such g-crushes on ellen page and alia shawkat. their interview was so perfect & the styling was adorable. check it out if you see it on shelves. 

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Sometimes I get jealous of people who are so head-over-hells in love with religion, jesus, god, spirituality, etc. Only sometimes, though. 

I mean this because I feel like they are always so quick to say that god has this plan and that everything is okay/will be okay. It's almost like they are at complete peace with so many things because they trust that this Lord guy really gives a shit. Maybe he does, maybe he doesnt. Maybe SHE does, maybe SHE doesnt. I don't and never will believe in taking the Bible word for word and believing that one guy thousands of years ago had all the answers and no one else has had those answers (or different ones) since. That's so close minded and I will never understand that. I was ten years old when I decided none of it made sense and I've had that same belief since that very day. The Bible in many cases can be read and looked at as a book of stories that inspire humans to do good. But let's not forget there is a lot in that book that isnt all happy roses & glitter butterflies. There's a lot of dark shit that offends a lot of people in this day and age. What about all that? 

My point is..I think the price I and so many people who have the same beliefs I do, pay is the fact that we don't have all of our trust and faith in this one solid idea. Being open to everything and exploring things is a beautiful thing with only ONE drawback which means you're not sure of anything. I don't go to sleep thinking "Jesus will take care of me!" because, you know what, it's not what I believe. 

So now what? I'll do my best to take care of me, and so will the people that I know and love. And I'll take care of them also. And sometimes it will suck and sometimes it won't. I just get a tiny jealous of those happy glossy eyed Jesus lovers who float through life thinking that everything is taken care of by their 'master'. I don't have a master. So my brain is fucked, huh? Bring on the stress! 

Friday, November 13, 2009

i really fucking love my school. this is what i'm going to in about an hour.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


lady gaga usually pisses me off with her asshole outfits but part of me really respects her. she's not of the 'norm', puts on interesting spectacles wether it be with her outrageous outfits, kind of hilarious honesty in interviews, and her stage performances. i respect it. (ps: when i say "i respect it" it's my new way of saying "im still judging but im trying to be more open minded")  I have to say I enjoy it, especially because she's a woman out there DOIN' DA DAMN THANG, saying whatever she wants and doing what she feels. That's kind of awesome. She's not some lemming, cookie cutter asshole. Just an attention whore asshole, and hey whatever. Sometimes that works. Sometimes, 85% of hollywood, i'm talking to you.

Now let me get to the point of this post. This is probably the first time I'll say this but I want Lady GaGa's dress. I've been wanting a military-type dress with those exact sleeves for so long. DAMN YOU GAGS. Hand it over. (just that dress only, plz.)

Monday, November 9, 2009

had a wonderful birthday weekend and now i'm ready for finals & heading back to NJ for a week for thanksgiving. I'm 21! It does not feel that different except for the fact that I can pick up wine whenever I want and now I want to become a cool beer person. In other news- i just ordered a Monsters of Folk poster. So beautiful! Created by Nate Duval.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

it's fine, i guess

i hate being a pathetic fangirl but really. REALLY? really. i could look at him all day. eye candy for a weds afternoon, huh guys?

nathan followill, of KOL.

Monday, November 2, 2009

home is wherever i'm with you.

i'm going to take this opportunity to write a little DiTTy about my best friend & how our brains are One.

Last weekend when my sisters were visiting, we were shopping at urban outfitters and a song was playing that I fell in love with. Actual trance-like love. The song was so good that I heard employees say "YES! IT'S BACK ON!" when it began. Then it was over, and of course I forgot to take notes of the lyrics to google when I got back home so I could find the song. It vanished before my very ears. Gone. Just like that. I even spent a couple hours  trying to find it online somehow without a song title or artist name. Pretty much impossible.

Fast forward to an hour ago when my best friend Abby sends me a little inbox message suggesting a song to me. Usually I will like anything she suggests because we have extremely similar taste. The song she suggested to me today? Oh, you know. The song I heard in Urban Outfitters and searched endlessly for. SAME FUCKING BRAIN. 

The title of this post is most likely going to further any questioning our families/friends have about our sexuality but we are sincerely heterosexual, we just understand each other so well. Heterosexual life partner, if you will. I miss her.

Enjoy the song. :)